An Excellent Foundation: Kindergarten Teacher Hope Soo

At 3 a.m., most people are fast asleep – or at least tossing and turning. But not kindergarten teacher Hope Soo. You can usually find her wide-awake and faithfully running on her treadmill.

“I love that time of day. It is incredibly peaceful and I can think really clearly,” she said.   

Soo, who has been at Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy since 1985, recently completed the Honolulu Marathon – her fifth marathon since she ran her first at age 21.

Hawai’i Preparatory Academy’s Twenty-First Biennial Scholarship Auction Set For April 25, 2015

Fri March 27, 2015

Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy's Twenty-First Biennial Scholarship Auction will be held on Saturday evening, April 25, 2015 in the Hapuna Ballroom at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel.
      
Hosted cocktails and auction preview begin at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6:15 p.m.  The main event opens at 7:15 p.m. with Wendy McClain of McClainʻs Auctions presiding.
      



Cultural Immersion: OneWorld Study Abroad

Wed March 25, 2015

The purpose of these trips is to immerse students in life-changing learning and leadership experiences. They are designed for students to have experiences that focus on global issues, support cultural and second language learning, and includes activities that reinforce the themes of sustainability and global citizenship.

Below are highlights of some of those trips:

Japan: 



Social Media Expert is Guest Lecturer at HPA

Tue March 24, 2015

By Amber Rogers '16

 In February, students in Aaron Schorn’s Digital Journalism class heard from guest lecturer Valerie Reynolds, a social media and marketing consultant and owner of My Way Media.  Reynolds spoke about how influential social media has become to businesses and the digital marketplace.



An Energetic Visit

Fri March 20, 2015

By DJ Sekiya '15

Students from Mrs. Grant’s third grade class recently visited the Energy Lab as a part of their unit on the solar system. The class interacted with current Upper School students and learned about their independent research projects. In addition, students participated in an activity with robotics teacher, Steven Halstead, who demonstrated how robots could throw small bean bags.



Thirty-Ninth Annual Horse Show April 12 at HPA

Fri March 20, 2015

The Thirty-Ninth Annual Horse Show, featuring Jumping and Play Day events, will be held at Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) at 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 12, at the school’s Upper Campus in Waimea.  The event is free and open to the public.



An Excellent Foundation: Kindergarten Teacher Hope Soo

Wed March 18, 2015

At 3 a.m., most people are fast asleep – or at least tossing and turning. But not kindergarten teacher Hope Soo. You can usually find her wide-awake and faithfully running on her treadmill.

“I love that time of day. It is incredibly peaceful and I can think really clearly,” she said.   

Soo, who has been at Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy since 1985, recently completed the Honolulu Marathon – her fifth marathon since she ran her first at age 21.



What a night!

Fri March 13, 2015

The final evening of the 2015 Olympics opened with a Hawaiian ʻOli by Kumu Malani DeAguiarʻs Hawaiian language students. The employee Lip Sync set the tone for the evening with spirited performances that included appearances by the “men in black,” and Headmaster Lindsay Barnesʻ performance in the employee finale, “Eye of the Tiger.”



Follow the HPA OneWorld China Study Abroad Trip

Tue March 24, 2015

During spring break, HPA students in grades 8-12 and their teacher chaperones are embarking on a 12-day journey to learn about China, its culture, and language.

Coordinated by the World Leadership School and the Pacific Asian Affairs Council (PAAC), the purpose of this trip is to immerse students in life-changing learning and leadership experiences. This trip is designed for students to have experiences that focus on global issues, support cultural and second language learning, and includes activities that reinforce the themes of sustainability and global citizenship.



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